Benno and sons acquitted on all but two counts

Benno and sons acquitted on all but two counts

Record Searchlight – Local News by Jim Schultz, March 23, 2017 A Shasta County jury acquitted medical marijuana activist James Benno and his two sons Wednesday on all but two felony counts during their trial in Shasta County Superior Court, one of the three...
People of Color More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted

People of Color More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted

It’s not exactly a “stop the presses” moment, as defense attorneys have long suspected African-Americans and other people of color are more likely to be wrongfully convicted, but now a new study by the National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) has the statistics. Behind...

Benno trial to carry on; mistrial averted

Record Searchlight – Local News by Jim Schultz, March 7, 2017 A mistrial was averted in the Shasta County jury trial of medical marijuana activist James Benno and his two sons Tuesday after another Superior Court judge took over the case. Superior Court Judge...
Benno trial hits roadblock; mistrial may be declared

Benno trial hits roadblock; mistrial may be declared

Record Searchlight – Local News by Jim Schultz, March 6, 2017 A Shasta County Superior Court judge presiding over the criminal trial for outspoken medical marijuana activist James Benno and his two sons is expected to declare a mistrial Tuesday after issuing an...